England tour of New Zealand, 2007/08 / Commentary

England in New Zealand T20I Series - 2nd T20I

New Zealand v England

England won by 50 runs

0.1

Mills to Mustard, 1 run, short and pulled firmly around the corner, that didn't get up as much as anticipated, but nicely controlled all the same

0.2

Mills to Wright, no run, full length, hint of outswing, defended into the covers. Looking for the single but nothing on offer

0.3

Mills to Wright, no run, back of a length, defended with busy footwork in front of middle

0.4

Mills to Wright, no run, a fraction of width, met with a straight bat and pushed to point

0.5

Mills to Wright, 1 leg bye, angling down the leg side, no bat on an attempted glance but good calling from Mustard

0.6

Mills to Mustard, no run, banged in short, Mustard swings into a hook shot, but no contact

England 2/0   KD Mills 1-0-1-0

2.1

Mills to Mustard, no run, cracking delivery, inswinging yorker to the left-hander, who is knocked off his feet as he gets his toes out of the way

2.2

Mills to Mustard, SIX, smacked down the ground! A filthy looking shot - that's something I'd play, head up, leaning backwards, no hope of middling it. But he did, and long-off had no chance

2.3

Mills to Mustard, no run, another filthy smear, no contact as he swings to leg

2.4

Mills to Mustard, no run, and yet more filthy slugging. There's no other word for it. But when he connects, all is forgiven

2.5

Mills to Mustard, FOUR, overpitched, and he pays the price, another scythe through the line, and hit straight down the ground

2.6

Mills to Mustard, 1 run, clubbed firmly to midwicket. The end of an intentful over ...

England 24/0   KD Mills 2-0-12-0

17.1

Mills to Collingwood, FOUR, full toss paddle-swept for a one-bounce four

17.2

Mills to Collingwood, SIX, long hop gets exactly what it deserved, smashed high over square leg

17.3

Mills to Collingwood, 1 run, heaved to deep midwicket

17.4

Mills to Shah, 1 run, wide and full, swinging wider and Shah has to really stretch to get anything on it, it dribbles into the off side for a scrambled single

17.5

Mills to Collingwood, 1 run, a are off-side shot from Collingwood - it was so wide he had no choice - and well stopped by point as there was nobody behind him

17.6

Mills to Shah, 1 run, full toss swung along the ground to deep midwicket

England 169/4   KD Mills 3-0-26-0

19.1

Mills to Swann, 1 wide, steps to off, he responds by banging the ball in ridiculously short, a wide is called, McCullum throws down the stumps. All the fun of the fair ...

19.1

Mills to Swann, 2 runs, pushed firmly to third man, enough time to scurry back for the second

19.2

Mills to Swann, 1 run, Swann steps to leg, Mills follows and fires one in at his feet which he does well to steer to backward point

19.3

Mills to Mascarenhas, FOUR, good delivery, in at the crease but Mascarenhas changes his intended shot and guides the ball to the third-man boundary

19.4

Mills to Mascarenhas, no run, he steps to leg and Mills fires it down the off side ... close to a wide

19.5

Mills to Mascarenhas, 1 run, OUT, pushed from wide of the off stump to deep cover, Mascarenhas takes on Ryder's arm and loses by a foot. A really good throw as he was off balance and McCullum only had to gather and whip the bails off ..

AD Mascarenhas run out 11 (7m 4b 1x4 1x6) SR: 275.00

19.6

Mills to Broad, OUT, Broad leans back and swats the ball high ... Ryder under it 15 yards inside the midwicket boundary hold the steepler

SCJ Broad c Ryder b Mills 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 193/8   KD Mills 4-0-35-1
Series Results
New Zealand v England at Christchurch - Feb 7, 2008
England won by 50 runs
New Zealand v England at Auckland - Feb 5, 2008
England won by 32 runs
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Feb 7, 2008

Dimitri Mascarenhas uppercuts his first ball for six, New Zealand v England, 2nd Twenty20, Christchurch, February 7, 2008

Dimitri Mascarenhas uppercuts his first ball for six

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Feb 7, 2008

Brendon McCullum looks aghast as Ryan Sidebottom strikes, New Zealand v England, 2nd Twenty20, Christchurch, February 7, 2008

Brendon McCullum looks aghast as Ryan Sidebottom strikes

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